HC Deb 16 January 2003 vol 397 c781W
Mr. Bercow

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the total cost to his Department was of the use of external consultants in 2002. [90509]

Mr. Pearson

The total expenditure on use of consultants (including the Northern Ireland Office) for the financial year 2001–02 was £19,846,396.